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A Western Australian employee covered by a WA award or industrial agreement requiring superannuation contributions to be paid into a fund is entitled to ‘choice of fund’ under the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA) ( the IR Act ). Other employees eligible for superannuation may be entitled to...
Choice of superannuation fund
This page contains frequently asked questions on forklifts. Do I always have to wear the seat belt when operating a forklift truck? Yes. Regulation 4.44 of the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 states that an employer must ensure that the operator of the forklift uses the seat belt...
Forklifts
Did you know? The most common metal guillotine injuries are crushed or amputated fingers. Most of these accidents are not caused by the blade of the guillotine, but by the clamps that hold the sheet of metal being cut. Other injuries are from fingers jamming under the sheet of metal being cut, and...
Plant and machinery
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system cover businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Getting started
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Bereavement leave
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Parental leave
Chemicals, just like any other hazard, need to be managed. The information on this page will assist you in achieving this. What should I do to manage chemical hazards? Employers and self employed people have a legal responsibility to obtain adequate information about hazardous substances used in...
Hazardous substances
It is mandatory for employers to release employees who are members of the Reserve to undertake defence service, including defence service training. It is an offence under the federal Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act for an employer to dismiss or otherwise disadvantage an employee for...
Defence reserve service
Employers are required to continue to pay employees their normal wages or salary when they are summonsed to attend court as a juror or witness. There are significant penalties that apply if an employer refuses to pay or acts in a detrimental way to an employee undertaking jury duty. Employers can...
Jury service
The information on this page applies only to employers and employees in the WA state industrial relations system. The state system covers businesses which operate as sole traders, unincorporated partnerships, unincorporated trust arrangements as well as any incorporated associations or not for...
Sick and carer's leave

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This handbook has been developed by WorkSafe Victoria to encourage the safe use of quad bikes and outlines legal requirements and strategies to ensure the safe operation of quad bikes on farms...
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
What should you know about quad bike safety?
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
This poster highlights things you need to consider before purchasing a quad bike for on-farm use.
WorkSafe
Poster
04 Jun 2014
The information in this checklist may assist you in selecting the safest vehicle for different jobs or conditions on your farm.
WorkSafe
Checklist
22 May 2014
This guide is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace - Chinese
WorkSafe
Guidance note
22 May 2014
This guide is to help workers identify and deal with bullying in the workplace - Malay
WorkSafe
Guidance note
22 May 2014
This guide is aimed at those in control and those performing any work under or near to overhead power lines. It is particularly relevant where plant or equipment such as scaffold components, roofing or other building materials, cranes or irrigation equipment are operated or moved under or in the vicinity of overhead power lines.
WorkSafe
Guide / handbook
22 May 2014
Electricians, plumbers, pest control operators, installers of ceiling insulation; roof aerials; solar panels; air-conditioning systems, and other persons entering ceiling spaces or working on roofs...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Jul 2016
This bulletin provides information on the risks and some safe work practices when travelling in remote locations. Identify the hazard Extreme weather conditions, remoteness and vast distances in...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
14 Mar 2016
Employers and self employed people have general duties under the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 (the OSH Act) and requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996. What...
WorkSafe
Bulletin
29 Jun 2017

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Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 1 May 2014, most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 160.9 cpl, most BP and Gull sites up to 159.9 cpl, and most Coles Express and Peak sites up to 158.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price for ULP will be 157.6 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Apr 2014
A Scarborough paving company and its director have been ordered to pay a total of $20,000 in penalties after admitting to falsely advertising that the business was a member of the Master Builders Association (MBA). Realgold Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Repave Spray-On Paving, and its sole director Peter Vukmirovic were each ordered to pay a penalty of $10,000 by the District Court on 24 April...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Apr 2014
Changes to smoke alarm requirements for new residential buildings that are due to come into effect on 1 May 2014 are no cause for alarm, says Building Commissioner Peter Gow, who has confirmed that a one-year transition period will apply in Western Australia. The 2014 edition of the Building Code of Australia (BCA) will require interconnection of smoke alarms where more than one alarm is required...
Building Commission
Media release
29 Apr 2014
A motor vehicle repairer has been fined $1,500 and reprimanded by the State Administrative Tribunal (on 16 April 2014) for failing to provide a National Police Certificate as a condition of obtaining a repairer’s certificate. Ean Jacob Rozario of Padbury had his motor vehicle repairer’s certificate approved in September 2011 on the condition that he provides the Commissioner for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 24 April 2014, most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 159.9 cpl. Most Coles Express and Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 158.9 cpl, most Peak sites up to 157.9 cpl and most United sites up to 157.7 cpl. Tomorrow...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Apr 2014
A Wangara motor vehicle dealer and its sole Director have been ordered to pay a total of $17,000 in fines and costs by the Joondalup Magistrates Court (on 16 April 2014) for failing to follow the rules regarding the sale of a vehicle on consignment. Ridgehaven Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Wanneroo Cars and Commercials of Wangara, was fined $10,000 and its sole Director Brian John Whitehead was...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Apr 2014
Commerce Minister Michael Mischin has approved an extension to retail trading hours in the City of Albany over the Western Australia Day long weekend .
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2014
The days of door-to-door salespeople disturbing Western Australian families in the evening are over, with unsolicited visits after 6pm on weekdays banned from tomorrow .
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2014
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 17 April 2014, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 158.9 cpl. Most Gull sites are increasing their ULP price up to 157.9 cpl, most United sites up to 157.7 cpl and most Peak sites up to 156.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2014
A Broome used car dealer and one of its directors have been ordered to pay a total of $13,766 in fines, compensation and costs after being found guilty of making false representations to two customers. Thomrowe Pty Ltd, trading as Motorhouse of Clementson Street Broome, and a director who was granted a spent conviction order, were each fined a total of $2,500 on 14 April 2014 over the two charges...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2014

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